The case, which took nearly four months to complete, began with an email received in October last year.
The smooth text in the letter made us think that it was a routine "question and answer" for new customers. It was not until the last paragraph that our eyes lit up: "By the way, my Chinese is not very good, so I use Google Translate."
Driven by this curiosity, coupled with the rare fact that the client is only 10 minutes away from the studio in Caotun, let us embark on this New Year's Eve and interesting printing project!
The first time I met J was in our park. She is a textile artist from the United States who is currently residing in the village of "National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Center" in Caotun. Since you are a textile artist, your work is of course a textile artwork, so why is it related to metal prints? It turns out that she is expected to publish her research and creation results in February this year. Part of the explanation needs to be expressed in photos, and she hopes that the texture of the photos can match her project concept. Find us through Google!
J is very assertive, very polite, and speaks Chinese very well! She expects to print 20-40 small-sized metal prints. After reading our samples, she learned that in addition to the white aluminum plate, we actually have a transparent bottom (silver aluminum pattern) aluminum plate that has not been released to the public. She immediately expressed her interest. try!
Friends who are paying attention to us should be familiar with it. We do not make small-sized works, and the aluminum plate is uniformly rounded, and there are only two surface materials. It's not that we really can't do it, but it's very labor-intensive to make special specifications and small-sized works. Although everyone likes small and beautiful works, they generally can't accept small and expensive prices, so we don't provide these special specifications.
J is very different. She told us seriously that the price is of course based on the difficulty of production, not necessarily the size; the reason why she chooses the small size is based on the needs of the exhibition, not the price. Of course, the price still depends Drop within her ability!
In this way, we began a series of explorations. Through different trial printing and screening, J determined the parameters of the metal printing step by step! Every time we met, J said that she would be happy to come to our park by bus, but we hope to meet at their center, because every time we go there, we can also take the opportunity to take a walk, enjoy the wind, and steal a moment of leisure!
After several meetings, we also chatted about her experience in Taiwan. J said that we are her best partners, and we will explain the details, answer questions, and make recommendations. Let her trust our profession more and hand over the case to us with more peace of mind!
Today, we finally went to J's studio with these works that were completed after the New Year's Eve, unpacked, reviewed, and commented on the final printed results. As we expected, although most of them are amazing, some are not OK ... We were worried that J would not be very happy with the few works that were not as expected...
She told us that the output is like this, there will always be something not as expected, and you can’t feel it from the computer screen, and you will know the real result after it is actually printed, especially she understands that this is our first time Print the surface texture of this glossy transparent bottom: "I'm very happy with the result!".
Wow, thank you very much for J's trust in us, and I am very happy to have such an experience, see you at the exhibition!
Let’s share the moments of light and shadow I have picked up with customers before and after the meeting at the "National Taiwan Technology Research and Development Center" in Caotun several times !